The CloudEthernet Forum is a global industry alliance founded to address the need for scaling and enhancing Ethernet technology to meet the stringent demands of delivering cloud services. The membership includes systems integrators, NEMs and service providers including leading cloud providers – the eleven founder members being: Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Citrix, Equinix, Huawei, HP, Juniper, PCCW Global, Spirent Communications, Tata Communications and Verizon. The Forum’s mission is to help cloud service providers, carriers and enterprises to support cloud services more easily, quickly and economically.

The Critical Facilities RoundTable is dedicated to the discussion and resolution of industry issues regarding mission-critical facilities, their engineering and design, and their maintenance.  We provide an open forum for our members and their guests to share information and to learn about new mission-critical technologies, with the intention of helping members improve in technical expertise and develop solutions for the challenges of their day-to-day critical facilities operations.

Monitoring, Modeling, Meditating the Green Data Center

The Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog is an unpaid project started by Dave Ohara in 2007 to allow him to practice explaining new concepts in the industry. Dave has a long history in tech, with 26 year's in product development experience at HP, Apple, and Microsoft before becoming the one man company that he operates today, working for clients who want to be ahead of the rest in the data center industry. Dave uses this blog to share public information available, adding his own comments to help interpret events. His rule for blogging is to only write when he has permission to discuss a topic, there are public disclosures, or are his own original ideas.

The Green Grid Association is a non-profit global consortium of more than 200 member entities dedicated to advancing resource efficiency in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. As the global experts on resource efficient ICT, The Green Grid advocates a holistic approach to ICT resource efficiency, including virtualization, cloud computing, carbon emissions, governmental regulations, water use, IT for Green, and environmental life cycle requirements. The Green Grid focus spans the entire computing and communications ecosystem from data centers to personal computers, enabling members to realize economic value, reduce risk, and achieve efficiencies not otherwise attainable. Our members include leading global companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals.

The Green Grid does not endorse vendor-specific products or solutions; instead, it seeks to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics, and technologies that will improve overall resource efficiencies. For membership and other information, visit

Mission Critical serves data-center and emergency backup power professionals. Drawn from all segments of industry, our expert columnists, speakers, and authors cover issues such as rising energy costs, increasing heat loads, emergency backup solutions, security, cable management, virtualization, disaster recovery and more.

Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501c6 founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source software to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation to hardware design and engineering.

The Open Data Center Alliance was formed in 2010 as a unique consortium of leading global IT organizations. We are led by a steering committee of senior IT executives from BMW, China Unicom, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank, Terremark, Disney Technology Solutions and Services, and UBS. Intel Corporation serves as the organization’s technical advisor We came together to deliver a unified voice for emerging data center and cloud computing requirements. Our mission is to speed the migration to cloud computing by enabling the solution and service ecosystem to address IT requirements with the highest level of interoperability and standards.

Processor is a comprehensive source for products, news, and information key data center employees can trust. In each issue, you’ll find information on new data center/IT hardware and software, including power, cooling, security, storage, networking, and servers. You’ll also find articles on manufacturers offering data center products and services for sale, along with other articles designed to keep you up to date with the latest news, technologies, and trends. In addition to its print publication, Processor offers a comprehensive Web site,, which gives buyers immediate access to the latest information on computer products and vendors. 

7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures. 7x24 Exchange's goal is to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups.

DatacenterDynamics FOCUS delivers the best international readership by providing sharp news, clear analysis, exclusive interviews, indepth technical and industry coverage and detailed original research. DatacenterDynamics Focus understands datacenter operations from breaking dirt for new buildings to the engineering requirements for efficient facilities, from the regulatory environment to the implications of cloud computing.

DCD Intelligence conducts market research and analysis using the company's extensive database of industry professionals.

The reporting and analytic services offered are designed to inform and facilitate business and organizational decision-making into the data center sector. In addition to the production of regional and technology reports, C-level seminars, we also offer bespoke research services.

DCProfessional Development is a global training and certification company focused on the data center sector. We work closely with professional bodies and industry associations around the world to make sure that our products and services meet the increasingly important educational demands of a high-impact industry sector.

Our online and classroom courses provide the data center community with the best informed, most coherent and most accessible learning and development services.

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Viewing presentations after a DatacenterDynamics conference

Registered attendees of an event are able to access the majority of the material presented after an event. We are introducing a new system - PresentationPLAYBACK - which enables you to listen to a full sound recording of the session along with the PowerPoint and any associated movies in a single file.

You will therefore need to have a recent version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer in order to view them (Google Chrome Users need not worry about this, as it's pre-built-in). Although we now endeavour to record all presentations in this format, occasionally - for technical reasons beyond our control - it is not possible to fully capture all sessions; in such cases you will only be able to view a PDF.

To access PresentationPLAYBACK you must be signed into your account. Click on the MyDCD button on the top navigation panel which will take you to your personal homepage - on the right hand column you will find an area headed 'My Presentations'. Here are listed the conferences you have access to (see access and restrictions below). The links will take you to the programme page of that conference, and by clicking on a session you will be taken to the individual conference asset where you will find the feature. Alternatively you can navigate to the conference site you wish and acess the file directly from there - remember you must be signed in.

DatacenterDynamics Conference sessions with this feature available will display the PresentationPLAYBACK icon:

The player is simple to use. Click on the play button for automatic playback, or advance through the slides.

Access and restrictions

The conference presentations you can view depend on your membership level. Silver members only have access to those from the events they have actually attended, whilst Gold members have access to presentation materials from all our events around the world. Click to here to find out about membership levels and how you can upgrade.